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in saudi arabia for killing a baby in her care. and cyber war in the philippines. why activists a new law governing online activity is like a return to military rule. >> hello and welcome. the weather pattern changes. a large cloud across central. . we have a little clearer air across the u.k., but the wind coming from the north is quite cold air. there's an actor frontal system to go with it. snow pushing across the alpine region. a little respite on wednesday for the u.k. with top temperatures at zero. -- at 2 degrees in london. a lot of rainfall expected across the mediterranean. a very unsettled picture. highs of eight degrees in rome. across the mediterranean, if a brisk winds expected out of the west. a temperature of 18 in benghazi. and some rainfall for tunisia and algeria. farther south, looking fine. monsoon rain continues pushing towards the south. still a chance of rain in gabon. looking at highs of 30 degrees. heavy rain expected in angola, zambia, botswana, and parts of mozambique. in south africa, west of johannesburg, but it should be dry in cape town. >> welcome back. the
signed into law a new measure expanding the ban on assault weapons in his state, limiting ammunition clips to 7 rounds and imposing a mental health screening for purchases of weapons. we will spend the rest of the hour on u.s. gun violence of the headlines. the house has approved a $50 billion package for victims of superstorm sandy after failing to pass the measure before the previous congressional term ended last month. republicans have come under wide criticism after delaying the vote forcing millions of sandy victims to continue waiting for federal aid. tuesday's legislation was approved over the objections of 80 republicans who demanded any spending on sandy relief be matched by an equal amount in cuts to government spending. french troops are preparing to engage in direct combat with rebels in mali after beginning the first ground offensive of the military intervention. france has launched air strikes in mali for the past six days in a bid to oust rebels that have held the country's north since march. french forces began heading north overnight, setting the stage for clashes on
for the tough laws. what is his agenda, both in the house and in the senate? >> right. he needs to get the votes to pass in the congress. obviously. so he is trying to change the equation, trying to build up pressure on congress men and women, and the one thing they respond to this pressure from their voters. they are actually quite accessible for their voters, so barack obama has called upon voters to call their congress people and say that it is important to ban assault weapons, for example. he has done that before -- for example, for the fiscal cliff just a couple of weeks ago. it has worked before. the other way he wants to build up pressure is by organizing this push for new laws, like a campaign with the money, the ads, and the whole machinery he used for his reelection to put more pressure, more power in this push. that is usually not the way to do it, but obviously, the traditional method of just negotiating is not working here. >> this new strategy -- will it have an impact on america's thinking about guns? just how divided the nation on this right now? >> probably the campaign itself,
lines is subject to national law. this is why the czech energy ministry is unhappy. >> it is very hard to make progress here, to get it except that the approval of new power lines has to be subordinated to pan-european interests. at least when it is a matter of grids, that would affect all of europe. politically, that is hardly conceivable right now, and we will never achieve a new european infrastructure this way. >> it is european regionalism -- when the wind blows in germany, the lines will keep running hot in the czech republic, so the czech republic is investing some 100 million euros to install phase shifters on the german border. they regulate the current. then, when too much current surges over from germany, the chip grid can simply turn it off, even if that blows some fuses in germany. >> 2013 is a so-called super election-year in austria, meaning that voters will go to the polls several times. regional parliaments are due to be elected in four of the country's states this spring, followed by the national election of the federal parliament this autumn. it will not be an easy c
for the protection of international law. access and distribution of assistance. >> barack obama celebrated the start of his second term as president. he delivered a speech to thousands gathered in the mall in washington. he told them to seize the moment. >> ♪ god bless amerca >> this is the day he fought so hard for. barack obama gets another chance to change america. >> i will faithfully execute the office -- >> his sweeping view was of a smaller crowd compared to four years ago. >> we have the obligation to shape the debates of wartime with the voices we lift in defense of our most enduring ideas. >> the president used his speech as a kind of a call to action. from climate change to the tax code, he promised reforms. >> our interests compel us to act on those who long for freedom. >> every word was meant to reinforce a progressive agenda. >> our agenda is not clear unless everybody is treated equally under the law. >> the theme of racial and sexual equality was front and center, i think a lot of the second term will be devoted to a lot of other things. >> the president takes one last look noting
of the laws already on the books, but it would be pretty hard to argue that somehow than owners have had their rights and fringe. >> the new poll shows support for gun control measures is on the rise. and abc news/washington post survey found 54% of americans are in favor of stricter gun control laws in general, the highest in five years. nearly 60% support it and on high-capacity ammunition clips. and it's the push for greater gun control, many across the country are reportedly rushing to buy guns and ammunition before any potential restrictions kick in. an analysis by an industry trade group found december set a record for the number of criminal background checks often conducted before gun sales, suggesting a massive spike in purchases. lawmakers in new york have reached an agreement with governor andrew cuomo to pass what is being held as the toughest gun control law in the united states and the first since the massacre in newtown. assembly members are expected to vote on the legislative package today after it has the new york senate late monday. the proposal would expand new york's b
shooting clubs, and france has many hunters, but europe has much tighter laws regulating what kinds of guns are available and who may purchase them. >> gun control could become an even trickier issue, thanks to a new gadget that has the tech world buzzing. >> 3-d printers are being hailed as the next big thing after the internet, bringing manufacturing to the masses and meeting you just have to download a file to make almost any kind of product. >> yes, but what if that kind of product includes guns? next up, we need a man who wants to use digital download to make his own assault weapons. >> science fiction has become reality. all it takes is some liquid plastic and a state of the art 3 the printer to produce the parts needed to make an assault rifle -- stated the art -- state-of- the-art 3-d printer. the internet provided the templates needed. his idea of a free society is one where everyone can make their own weapons. >> we have seen this shooting. this shooting will probably end with the sandy hook shooting. the shooting will probably end with legislation banning this type of firearm, ri
into mali as they battle the rebels. new york governor signs a law to prevent weapons getting into the wrong hands. uncertainty over whether lance armstrong confesses to doping in a television interview. in syria, two bomb blasts at a university has killed at least 80 people. dozens of others were wounded in that attack. opposition activists are blaming the government. >> the first day of school exams for many students at aleppo .niversity, and then guesthis what residents of syria's largest city described as to attacks on the campus. one was near campus accommodation where as many as 30,000 people live. many of them had moved there to escape violence and other areas of aleppo. some said the blast came from rocket attacks and planned opposition fighters. >> the cowardly terrorist act that targeted students at the university of aleppo. mr. president, we have always said that the terrorist armed groups in my country take advantage of the security council meeting at perpetrated terrorist acts in syria, and this is indeed what happened today. >> opposition groups say it was military, some say an
a break the law but it could be easier said than done. our u.k. cons -- reporter has the report. >> here is what teenagers are taught in school in london nowadays. one of your friends is likely to be a victim of a forced marriage. this campaign is trying to get children from any racial or ethnic background to understand just how important this is. >> we cannot be culturally insensitive. we have to say this should be against the law. it needs to be stamped out. >> this woman was taken to turkey when she was 17 on a holiday, they said. when she got there, she was introduced to a man she was told to marry. five years later after abuse, she goes away. it has not been easy to forgive her father. >> they took me to turkey and left me there. that was it. there was no explanation. i never even knew i was going there to get married. nothing was explained even after my father apologized. the only thing he said was, we thought we were doing the right thing. what's the right thing based on what? >> based on his cultural beliefs. >> the most unpleasant aspect of this is that children are essentially
to any particular group. this should be against the law and will be against a loss in and it needs to be stamped out. >> this woman was taken to turkey by her parents on a holiday, she said. when she was taken there, she was introduced to a magical to marry. five years later, after physical, sexual, and mental abuse, she got away. she hasn't forgotten and it does not find it easy to forgive her father. >> they took me to turkey, it wasn't explained. i never even knew i was going to turkey to get married. nothing was explained but even after my father apologized, the only thing he could say to me is we thought we were doing the right thing. >> the right thing based on what? >> i'm assuming based on his cultural beliefs. >> perhaps the most unpleasant aspect is that children are essentially hand over into a life of slavery by their own parents. that is why the government here want a specific criminal offense of forced marriage made law. but some of the community at the heart of this very complicated place is to try to police. campaigners against forced marriage interviewed a thousand
. president obama has formally unveiled his proposals to reform the nation's gun laws more than a month after the shooting massacre in newtown. on wednesday, obama called for reinstating the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, expanding background checks for gun buyers, improving the delivery of mental health services, and allowing schools to hire up to 1000 school resource officers and counselors. obama presented his plan alongside vice-president joe biden, who headed the white house task force appointed after newtown. >> in the months since 20 precious children and six brave adults were violently taken from us in sandy hook elementary, more than 900 of our fellow americans have reportedly died at the end of a gun. 900. in the past month. and every day we wait, that number will keep growing. so i am putting forward a specific set of proposals based on the work of joe's task force. and in the days ahead, i intend to use whatever with this office holds to make them a reality. >> the white house plan is expected to meet stiff resistance from house republicans and even
the country to oppose the white house effort to reform the nation's gun laws. at demonstrations in pennsylvania and ohio, gun owners pilloried calls for stricter gun control. >> no law put on law abiding citizens h crime. they're going to take my gun so i can get shot. >> my thoughts is, tell the leftwing liberal idiots in washington to leave our guns alone. we're not hurting anything. it is the criminals. deal with the criminals, not the law abiding citizens. >> the pro-gun rallies also coincided with a series of nationwide gun shows where at least five people were wounded when their firearms accidentally went off. in north carolina, three people were injured when a shotgun accidentally fired as its owner removed it from its case. another gun owner accidentally shot himself in indianapolis, while an ohio a gun show attendee was injured by stray bullet. president obama is set to publicly take the oath of office today at his second term inauguration in washington. obama gathered with his family sunday in the blue room of the white house to privately recite the 35-word oath read t
, lebanon on, and palestine. i asked them about the future of syria. will it be syrian law, more islamic? will it be more devout? >> it will be decided by the syrian people. >> they grow stronger every day. they see this group would impose a much stricter society after the fall of the regime becomes dominant. right now, they need these fighters. >> the israeli government is going ahead with plans to invest in national heritage sites including nine of the occupied west bank. it includes handicap access to the tomb of the patriarchs and it is sacred to both jews and muslims. u.s. government has objected saying they can damage future peace talks. the palestinian president warned the move could spark a religious war. air pollution in beijing is so bad, hospitals heritage sites are flooded with patients. the government is placing -- facing pressure to put in place tougher laws. >> this is a time lapse footage of the smog creeping in over the capital. by midday, it is in your wide out. by monday morning, hospitals report a flood of people arriving complaining of people having trouble breathing
the case that gun laws need to be changed. she spoke about her daughter killed in a colorado movie theater. >> six weeks before she died she was in the mall shooting in toronto. i told her at that time that she would never again see such a horrendous occurrence. six weeks later, she lay dead. you must take action. if you think this cannot happen to you and you will never be touched by gun violence, you are fooling yourself. >> the president is hoping americans will take that fear to heart and call their elected leaders. he wants congress to agree to ban the future production of some assault weapons and ammunition clips holding more than 10 bullets. >> weapons designed for the theater of war have no place in movie theaters. >> he wants to make sure everybody who wants to buy a gun, even from gun shows, has to pass a more comprehensive background check, and a band to armor piercing bullets. by executive order, he told federal law enforcement to begin studying the causes of gun violence. but even the man who came up with dozens of proposals is not promising a end to mass shootings. >> no one
and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are created equal, the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> although racial equality was front and center, i think a lot of the second term will be devoted to other things. >> the president takes one last look, noting he will not see this again. will not ever be the focus of the 9000 person parade. he could barely stop himself from dancing, one last night to celebrate his historic presidency before he begins what is expected to be a huge fight with congress. >> president obama's speech dealt mostly with domestic issues. there was not much on foreign policy. let's take a listen to what he did have to say. >> we will uphold our values through strength of arm and rule of law. we will show the courage to try to resolve our issues peacefully, not because we are naive about the dangers we face but because engagement can lift suspicion and fear. america will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe, and we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage a crisis abroad, and
west gave at the northwestern law school event, a truly remarkable speech. three auditoriums filled with people from a standing room only and standing ovations after word that the law school. if you would like to get their book, you can pledge $75 and the book is yours. 8663594334. "the rich and the rest of us." the dvd of our entire conversation during the show, after the show as well as the whole northwestern university law school event, with the speech of tavis smiley, cornell west, lupe the great musician, and many others came. it was amazing. it had been organized about a week before and 1000 people came out. two days after the reelection of president obama. in the book, they write there are nearly 150 pour and near poor people in america who are not responsible for the damage done by the great recession, yet they pay the price. they did not create the deindustrialization of america. one of the largest economic institutions in the world were brought to their collective knees, they went crawling to the government in search of salvation. the government obliged, allowing them to s
for laws and for our own rights against the law. >> i want to change and democracy of our country. i want to change of our problems. we need a real government and not a fraud government. >> he has reiterated his appeal to various political leaders to join him. these political parties are not sure who is financially backing the party. they say there's election commission in pakistan which will hold free and fair elections. kamal in o live to islamabad. what is the latest on the trouble in pashawar? >> i just spoke to our contact who told me the protesters who brought the body to the governor's house are in a meeting with the authorities with their demand that the perpetrators of the crime, that there should be justice, and that their perfume should be lifted so people can resume their normal lives. however, so far, there's no word from the government or the authorities. the incident took place a couple days back. these people were killed and dumped. because it was curfew, nobody could retrieve the bodies. there are questions asked to who carried out the attacks. some of the people who were
saved mali the would have been under harsh, sharia law. they follow sufi law, which is very mild, which is not be jihadist religion as opposed to that going on in northern mali. the french, they have done quite well. i think they have retaken timbuktu and some other northern cities. the next step is to go into the sierra, and that can only be done with help of countries like algeria, which really have the experience in desert warfare. united states can help. we can bring our experience from our fighting in afghanistan and iraq and provide -- the african soldiers are going to fight this battle with trading. we can provide training and logistics, and we definitely have interest in doing this, because this aqim, the body is now in mali. it has links, arms, into nigeria and libya, including the one you possibly killed our ambassador and colleagues. the squabbles of all of the areas that are ill got burned or undergoverned around the region, -- that are ill governed or ungoverned. >> good to talk to you. thank you very much. the u.n. is warning of a growing crisis in neighboring mali. there
, and some people like taking matters into their own hands, even if it means breaking the law. >> as the temperature drops well below freezing in northern syria, the search is on for anything to burn to stay warm. fuel for heating and cooking has long run out. syriana's forests are being decimated. a man shouts, you are breaking the law as a truck passes through the village. it is illegal in this country to chop down these trees. but for this grandmother, the environment is no longer a priority. >> it is a shame, people worked hard to grow those trees, and now we're cutting them down, but how else can we stay warm? the water is freezing cold. how can we cope or wash or make bread? >> these families have worked hard to stay alive, digging a trench for the children to jump into the ring air and artillery attacks. behind the home, something much more substantial dug into the ground. it took these people 30 days to cut into this rock to build this homemade bunker. it is cold and dark, but it is where they run to when the shelling starts. for families can spend the night here, if t
expanding the bush version of security. he has not gone back on any of the civil liberties laws. >> he has expanded it. we were so critical of bush for doing surveillance of people without judicial review. obama is targeting and killing people without judicial review. we are acting as judge, jury and executioner now. >> this is obama on the secret drone and more. >> it has to be a target bed is authorized by our laws. it has to be serious and on speculative threat. it has to be a situation -- not speculative threat. it has to be a situation where we cannot capture. our preference is always to capture because we can gather intelligence. but the most dangerous targets operate in remote regions and it is difficult to capture them. we have to make sure that in whatever operations we conduct, we are very careful about avoiding civilian casualties. >> we only have a minute left, but i was just thinking about the yemeni cleric's 16-year-old son who was killed two weeks after his father was killed in a drones strike. >> people will hate us more for doing this and invading the sovereignty of pakast
, in january 2011, and formally found there was no lawful reason to erect a u.s. financial embargo against wikileaks. what has happened here -- and this came out in the commission documents we published yesterday -- senator lieberman and congressman peter king pressured at the very least mastercard and amazon, perhaps others, including visa, to direct and extrajudicial blockade that they were not able to successfully direct through the legislature or through a formal and the district of process. >> turning to your new book, those around the world who have been amazed that your ability to advocate transparency in government and in the corporate world through the internet might be surprised that in your book you say that the internet is a danger to human civilization. explain why. >> human civilization has merged with the internet. every society has gone onto the internet. communication between all of us as individuals as well as businesses, economic transfers, and even internal and external communications of states. there is no barrier anymore between the internet and global civilization. t
poll says 54% of americans believe gun control laws should be tightened up from 39% last april. the increased support swept across party lines, with an 18- point rise among republicans. nine in 10 people said the three favored requiring background checks on all gun purchases. defense secretary leon panetta expressed his support for gun control thursday during an address u.s. troops in italy. he told a group only soldiers need assault weapons. >> who the hell these ar armor piercing bullets except for you guys? i am a hunter. i have done duck hunting since i was 10 years old. i loved to hunt. i love to be able to share that doing with my kids, but, i mean, for the life of me, i don't know why the hell people have that an assault weapon. >> and the report says students in mississippi are being expelled and incarcerated for minor offenses due to harsh school policies that mainly affect youth of color. the report by groups including the aclu and naacp follows the filing of a justice department lawsuit alleging officials in meridian, mississippi have created a school to prison pipel
in terms of basic military training, but also in the field of international and humanitarian law and how to protect civilians. there are not many details yet in the number -- and the number of people deployed to the ground could rise again. all we know is that the training mission will be led by a french commander. >> how has the mission been affected by the hostage situation? >> we have heard from our paris correspondent and everyone here in brussels agrees this crisis is expanding. it is becoming a crisis of the whole region, so of course that has an impact also on the mission. the eu has said that they will not get involved in combat activities, but like i said earlier, the number of people deployed on the ground could rise, especially to protect instructors on the ground so we could see easily the numbers doubled to, say, 500 people deployed on the ground in the next couple of days. >> thanks very much for this. >> how much is at stake in mali? it has already had an impact on algeria. >> france says its mission is essential to stop mali falling into the hands of terrorists completely
a law they say is unconstitutional because >> we think these elections need to reflect the will of the people. we think the upcoming election is an absurd and futile. the government -- >> the government is not interested in reform. >> all the dead, constitution reform, nothing, they are trying to deceive the people. >> the muslim brotherhood says it will do nothing more than carry on with protests, demanding political reform. sources inside told of the conflict in syria prohibiting protesters who fear the country could ascend into unrest. >> elections cannot be held until a consensus is reached. that is why the muslim brotherhood calls for propose -- calls for postponing the election. >> the government believes the upcoming election will be a success. >> it is the people's right to go to the polls or not. >> protest movement has been slow appeared as much as people are angry at the governments they are not willing to take a risk that could push the country into an uncertain direction. >> coming up, global recognition for a south african painter turn the light into art.
approved the or signed into law the simpson readying a bill that provided the opportunity for about 3 million people who were then in the country, undocumented, to legalize their status. we are talking about 11 the following people that are undocumented in the united states. and i think that the extreme -- the most extreme right of the republican party understands that if 11 million to 12 laypeople are able to legalize their status and become voters, it will change the political landscape of america for decades to come. they understand it could spell doom of the republican party for a generation to come. and that's why i think there are struggling so much against it, just as they did back in 1986 with the first comprehensive immigration reform. so i think there is a political reason for this the vehement opposition to basically adjusting the status for folks that really, for the most part, are not criminals. they're hard-working people. there were forced to, by a variety of reasons, leave their countries. they're contributing to the prosperity of the united states, so that -- and espe
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